Frequently Asked Questions
We have compiled this FAQ to answer the most common questions we receive about ordering our products. If you have a question that is not answered here, please feel free to send us an email.
Read our Technical Requirement page to find out the minimum
requirements your computer must meet to effectively run our software as well
as info for Mac users.
Both the Order and Download
and Secure Online Order Form
are secure forms that use file encryption to prevent third parties from being
able to intercept your credit card information. If you are still hesitant to
use these options, we also provide the Printable Order
Form which you can print and mail with your check or fax with your credit
card information. Also, please feel free to call in your order to:
After placing your order,
you will be provided with a link to download AutoBPlan.zip. Save AutoBPlan.zip to a
folder on your hard drive that you will remember. Open that folder and double-click
AutoBPlan.zip. WinZip or another zip utility will open the AutoBPlan.zip
file. If you don't have a zip utility, you can download an evaluation version
of WinZip here. Extract the 3 files in
AutoBPlan.zip to a folder on your hard drive that you will remember. Open
that folder and double-click AutoBPlan.exe which will begin the installation
process. The Install-Shield Wizard will guide you through this process. If
you follow the prompts, accepting the defaults, Automate Your Business
Plan will be installed and ready to run with its own icon on your
The downloadable includes:
Karma Jazz Cafe Business Plan.pdf - a complete example business
The book, Anatomy of a Business Plan, is available as a
downloadable option in combination with Automate Your Business Plan. The book
is also available in printed format. If you wish to order a hard copy of the
book, you can purchase it from most major bookstores or you can order it
directly from us at 1-800-419-1513.
PDF files can be read
with Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may already have this
application on your computer. If you do not, you can download a free copy of it here. Install Acrobat Reader, start
the application, open the file "QS
Manual V2015.pdf" and print your copy of the QuickStart
You will receive our
software application and our 60-page QuickStart manual on CD.
As a bonus to those who order the hard copy
of Automate Your Business Plan, you will also receive a free hard copy of our award-winning
book, Anatomy of a Business Plan.
The downloadable is $15
less because it does not include the Anatomy
of a Business Plan book. If you order the downloadable with the eBook
option, it will cost you $10 more and you will save $5 over the hard copy.
The higher cost of the hard copy of the software reflects the cost of the CD,
software packaging, and order fulfillment.
If you have already
purchased our Anatomy of a Business Plan book, you are eligible
for a $20 discount on the software. In order to receive the discount, you
will need to call in your order by telephone (714-544-0248) or let us know
that you have purchased the book in the "Comment" box of our Secure Online Order Form
when you fill it out. We will give you a $20 courtesy discount and send the Automate
Your Business Plan CD (with the QuickStart Manual) but no
book, for $75 instead of $95. Note: Downloadable orders must be
arranged by telephone.
We have a technical support number that you will find in your QuickStart Manual and under the Help Menu in the software. We also supply you with a telephone number that you can use if you have a business planning question. Our goal is to help you in any way we can to write a business plan that will work for your company.
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